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    Default Map codes or coordinates?

    HI all

    I am trying to find out what position is stated when ORB says:
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    E 777880
    S 140399
    N 276207
    B 622255

    It is regarding the mine drops into the Danube river in 1944. So is it a map reference? how one can find out where was the actual position...?

    Thanks for any hints and help

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    Peter
    They codes you have posted do look like Allied map references.
    There is a web site that you can use to convert them.
    http://www.echodelta.net/mbs/eng-translator.php#
    You need to know roughly where the reference is as there are several grid systems, (British Modified System, Nord de Guerre, French Lambert, Scandinavian & Italian)
    Also the full reference has 2 letters.
    There are some sample grids on the web site that allow you do work out what the first letter should be.
    Cheers
    Andy

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    Thanks,
    seems working for some cases, But the grid I am using does not go to the East as much as I would need. Any chance to find out the rest?
    regards

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    Hello Peter

    Have a look at the following link then go to page 53 of the PDF file that you can download.

    http://www.defencesurveyors.org.uk/archives/world-war-ii/Notes%20on%20GSGS%20Mapping/BO4%20-%20Maps%20Balkans/view

    Whilst it will not give you the precise location that you get from the website Andy indicated it may at least give you enough clues for the geographic area. Looks like some of your sites must be in a grid called the DANUBE ZONE.

    Kind regards
    Pierre

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    Thanks Pierre...

    Sure, I am interested in Danube mining...so it is definitely the Danube zone :)
    However the file has only 13 pages, not 53....?
    regards
    Last edited by Peter Kassak; 29th March 2010 at 17:31.

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    Hi Peter

    I think you have clicked on the link to the appendix. If you look just above there is a link to a PDF file (approx 57.5Mb) and says "Click here to get the file" which contains the document I made reference to.

    All the best
    Pierre

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